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Desert Night Sky Photography Workshop for Beginners

start : 12/07/2013 - 12:00pm

End: 12/08/2013 - 12:00pm

Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Instructor: Dennis Mammana

$100 Public / $90 ABF Members

Saturday 12-3 pm and 5-8pm; Sunday 10am-12pm

If you love photography and are fascinated by the spectacular desert night sky, this two-day hands-on workshop is for you! Not only will get to enjoy some of Mammana’s classic night sky images, you will learn the basics of capturing beautiful celestial photographs with little more than a camera, tripod and a starry night sky.

On Saturday afternoon you will learn to use your gear to set up, shoot and evaluate yourphotos under the night sky. After a break for dinner (on your own), you will try out your new knowledge under the real desert sky—weather permitting, of course. The following morning, participants will share images from the previous night , and will explore image processing tricks to make your photos pop.



What to Bring: Participants should bring a camera—digital or film—that can be manually adjusted to take time exposures and focus manually, a solid tripod, a remote control or cable release (helpful, but not necessary) camera user manual and a flashlight (with a red LED or covered with red cellophane). A laptop and thumb drive (or CDs) will also be useful to copy your images for display the following morning. Participants must have a good working knowledge of their equipment.



Meet: ABDSP Visitor Center

for more information register here    http://theabf.org/event/astronomy/desert_night_sky_photography_workshop_beginners

 for more of Dennis' worshops scheduleshttp://dennismammana.com/presentations/schedule.htm

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  • Eileen M

    I just want to repeat what others have said: Dennis was a great instructor. I was amazed at how many stars, that I couldn't see when looking at the sky, actually were visible in the photographs. I have been photographing for a long time, and this was a new experience and a great photographic challenge!

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • angie

    Dennis is an awesome instructor, he have us so much information and a ton of extra tips. Thank You Dennis.

    December 9, 2013

  • Who is this Randy Miller g.

    Im si glad that you guys had an awesome time! I know dennis wondrrful teacher! I hope to see some great photos

    December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The event was great good ,lecturer great and people great. The area is amazing, being new to San Diego this is on my goto list, some good events in January, thanks to all. Richard

    December 9, 2013

  • angie

    It was absolutely FANTASTIC.. I learned so much, put it to practice. Very fun, informative. Thank you very much. Thank You Ernie.Rich - so fun meeting you!

    December 8, 2013

  • angie

    Looks like there are just a few of us.. I would need to cancel a hotel in enough time if the event is cancelled.? What is your minimum number of attendees?

    December 4, 2013

  • Janice

    I must cancel my plans for the night sky shoot on Saturday.

    December 4, 2013

  • Robert M.

    Sorry. Cannot make it. Enjoy!

    December 1, 2013

  • Who is this Randy Miller g.

    might bea sllep out in the sesert but heres all the hotels in the borrego springs area
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g32099-Borrego_Springs_California-Vacations.html

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to the group, question , are we day tripping or are we staying in a hotel over night. Any ideas on hotels in the area.Thanks Richard.

    October 20, 2013

  • Who is this Randy Miller g.

    Star trails Milky Way astrography type photography! This is Dennis' gig

    October 18, 2013

  • angie

    I have never taken pictures at the desert.. What kind of night temperature are we looking at? I shall be there!!

    October 18, 2013

  • Who is this Randy Miller g.

    make sure you guys register!

    October 13, 2013

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